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It’s Time to Stay Connected to Chicago SHRM

You likely joined Chicago SHRM to get connected – to essential HR resources, relevant educational events, and the Chicagoland HR community.  As HR professionals face greater and greater challenges in these uncertain times, it’s even more important for you and your organization to stay connected to Chicago SHRM.

Your Chicago SHRM membership provides you and your organization with low- or no-cost solutions to your everyday organizational HR challenges through a variety of Chicago SHRM member services. 

Free, Local Resources

Connect to the Chicagoland HR professional community and take advantage of Chicago SHRM’s FREE, local resources.

LinkedIn Chicago SHRM Group
Get answers to your questions and connect with your Chicago SHRM peers by posting questions and discussion topics through LinkedIn.

Free Legal Hotline
Free consultation (once per quarter) with Chicago SHRM's Legislative Liaison, a labor and employment attorney, when you want to discuss general labor or employment law issues.

Local Resources
Find reference material, Illinois and Chicago-area HR resources, links to labor and employment agencies, and the Career Center. All free. All local. All just a click away.

Membership Directory
Access the membership directory and reach out to your Chicago SHRM subject matter colleagues for advice and counsel on the HR challenges you face each day.

Transition Assistance

Use your transitional membership to stay in touch with Chicago SHRM’s essential career resources during your search.

Reduced Dues for Members in Transition
You know how important your network is to landing that next career opportunity. Reduced membership dues enable you to expand upon and “work” your network for a reduced rate during your search.

Online Career Postings
If you’re looking to make a change or add a professional to your own team, use the Career Center to search new career opportunities, register to receive job alerts, or post the position you need to fill.

Email Job Flashes
Receive email notices of new job postings on the Career Center – hot off the press!

Networking & Professional Development

Free and low-cost local events offer budget-conscious opportunities to continue your professional growth, especially as you face new challenges in uncertain economic times.

Local Educational Programs
Offering at least two low-cost, local educational programs each month, Chicago SHRM educational programs equip you with up-to-the-minute knowledge on emerging business and HR-related initiatives that you can take back to your organization and apply now – without incurring travel costs.

Free Members-Only Networking Events
Get to know other Chicago SHRM members, have some fun, and exchange ideas at these no-cost events.

Recertification Hours
Receive recertification hours for each educational program in which you participate.

Certification Programs
Enhance your professional credentials through PHR, SPHR, and HRCI certifications. In addition, Chicago SHRM’s certification exam prep programs give you the tools you need to prepare for certification exams. 

Chicago SHRM Committees
Join a committee and work with other HR professionals on a wide range of activities to support the Chicago SHRM organization. Committee work can include membership, program, or resources development initiatives, all designed to enhance the capabilities of Chicago SHRM as a professional organization.